High School Sports

Mineral Ridge cans 16 3s; Bristol, Falls win

¯ MINERAL RIDGE 91, JACKSON-MILTON 78: NORTH JACKSON — The Rams hit 16 3-pointers to roll past the Blue Jays. Jackson-Milton led 42-31 at halftime, but Mineral Ridge outscored the Blue Jays 60-36 in the final 16 minutes. Daniel Breedlove, who had eight 3-pointers, had 26 points for the ...

Baseball coaches deal with counting pitches

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has approved a new rule for the 2017 high school baseball season, which would put pitch counts on pitchers. The rule, which is a nationally-mandated pitch count restriction, was approved Thursday by the OHSAA’s Board of Directors at its January ...

Mathews’ plan works out in win at Chalker

SOUTHINGTON — Mathews girls basketball coach Joe Bornemiss did his homework on Chalker and gave the Mustangs the lesson plan. All they had to do, in turn, was pass the test to take down the Wildcats. They did so with ease in a 59-49 road victory in Northeastern Athletic Conference action on ...

Jackson-Milton hammers rival Blue Devils

BERLIN CENTER — Senior guard Ashley Totani went off for 24 points on the road Thursday night in Jackson-Milton’s 72-22 rout against rival Western Reserve and she now sits just 39 points away from the 1,000 points in a career milestone. “I’m all about winning,” Totani said. “Its ...

Area basketball statistical leaders

Girls SCORING Bailey Drapola, Brookfield 19.2 Courtney Warnick, Chalker 19.2 Sara Price, Howland 19.1 Lexi Knight, Windham 19.1 Annie Pavlansky, Lakeview 18.5 Antonella LaMonica, Kennedy 16.9 Tori Sheehan, Brookfield 15.7 Madison Hurst, Pymatuning ...

Windham tops GV; Girard, LaBrae win

WINDHAM 44, GRAND VALLEY 39: WINDHAM — The Bombers trailed by seven points at half, but managed to score 30 of their 44 points in the second-half to take the victory. Lexi Knight had 24 points, while Cali Apthorpe had 14 points and eight boards. Windham improves to 10-3 (5-2 NAC). Grand ...

Lakeview avenges earlier loss to Howland

CORTLAND — Lakeview girls basketball coach Jason Senedak didn’t have much time to get the Bulldogs ready for the season and was tasked with taking on rival Howland in the season opener. It didn’t turn out well. The second matchup between the two was an opportunity for the Bulldogs to ...

Naples carries Niles to win

LEAVITTSBURG — Dakota Naples helped Niles notch its seventh win in the last nine games, thanks to her 37-point effort in a 67-52 win at LaBrae Wednesday night. Naples scored 16 of Niles’ 18 points in the opening quarter, as the Red Dragons got off to a fast start against the Vikings and ...

JFK pulls out close win over Chalker

WARREN — Antonella LaMonica’s team-high 23 points helped lift John F. Kennedy’s girls basketball team over Chalker, 65-57, in an emotional back-and- forth game Wednesday night. “She’s a gamer,” Kennedy coach John Condoleon said about LaMonica. “When her back’s against the ...

Culver, Bowden shine for Raiders

CANFIELD — Warren G. Harding seniors Derek Culver and Lynn Bowden were swarmed by groups of young Canfield fans following Tuesday’s 80-62 victory. The youngsters all had phones in hand, ready for pictures or selfies with the basketball and football standouts. Culver has signed to play ...

Defense, scoring balance push Vikings to 11-0 start

LEAVITTSBURG — LaBrae extended its winning streak to start the season to 11 games, thanks to a 52-38 win over Poland on Tuesday night. The Vikings had 13 steals in the game, and never let the Bulldogs get closer than four points after the the first minute of the game. “I don’t think ...

Price reaches Howland milestone

HOWLAND — John Diehl has seen the transformation in his 6-foot-1 senior Sara Price. She has gotten away from playing the post to being a small forward/shooting guard for the 11-3 Howland girls basketball team. Diehl said Price is averaging as many points as she did last year (19.4) and is ...

First-half run carries Bristol over Rockets

BRISTOLVILLE — The Bristol boys basketball team has a way of breaking offenses with its pressure defense. Maplewood understands that as well as anyone and it made absolutely no difference in the Panthers’ 67-40 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday night in Northeastern Athletic Conference ...

Howland dominates boards in beating Liberty

LIBERTY — Howland’s physical presence in the paint was too much for Liberty to handle. The Tigers rolled to their fourth consecutive victory, a 68-56 road win Tuesday night. “We thought we could out-rebound them coming in because of their size,” Howland coach Dan Bubon said. “When ...

Top-ranked Blue Devils in 1st loss

SOUTH RANGE 73, McDONALD 66: BEAVER TWP. — McDonald’s No. 1-ranking in the Associated Press boys basketball poll didn’t have much time to settle after Monday’s poll was released. South Range took the state’s top-ranked Division IV team to overtime, where the Raiders handed the Blue ...

Champion outscores Niles

CHAMPION 81, NILES 79: NILES — Drake Batcho had 20 of his team-high 31 points in the first half as Champion built a 47-38 halftime lead. Michael Turner, who had three 3-pointers and 20 points, and Lucas Nasonti (17 points) also scored in double figures for the Golden Flashes (7-7). Niles ...

Devils ranked No. 1 by AP

McDonald High School basketball coach Jeff Rasile admits he’s a realist, but he’s also OK with taking a compliment. His Blue Devils, who are 12-0, are the No. 1-ranked Division IV team in the Associated Press boys state basketball poll, which was released Monday. It marked the first time ...

Knight, Windham cruise by Sebring

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ WINDHAM 63, SEBRING 28: WINDHAM — Lexi Knight single-handily outscored Sebring with a 31-point effort in a non-conference matchup. Knight poured in five 3-pointers and scored all of her points in just three quarters, with the Bombers (9-3) out to a 55-16 lead. ...

All the right moves

Hard-worker. Great person. Leads by example. Those are just a few of the adjectives that Champion boys basketball coach Jamie Carrino (among other coaches) uses when describing Golden Flashes senior point guard Lucas Nasonti, who recently broke the school’s career scoring record when he ...

Tigers finish 7th

WEST SALEM — Howland finished seventh out of 17 teams participating in the Husky Invitational at Northwestern High School in West Salem. Isom Julian had a runner-up finish at 195 pounds to lead the Tigers and Chris Julian placed third at 220. Other placers for Howland were Chuck Heckman, ...